‘Most effective one enemy assets in Bhopal’

BHOPAL: District management, after its 12 months of investigations, ought to find the Simplest property belonging to Abida Sultan – the daughter of Nawab Hamidullah Khan, the ultimate Nawab of Bhopal- who migrated to Pakistan. Conclusions of the district land statistics department’s investigation to pick out enemy belongings may want to properly stop speculation over the inheritance of the royal residences of erstwhile Bhopal Kingdom and come as a huge alleviation for actor Saif Ali Khan and Pataudi’s family.

“From the start, we have been claiming there can rarely be any belongings that belong to Abida Sultan in Bhopal and surrounding regions as suspected by way of Custodian of Enemy assets for India (CEPI). Predecessors of my customer have been recognized with the aid of the Union authorities, and a Presidential notification in 1961 has well-known Sajida Sultan as the Best successor of Nawab Hamidullah’s all properties and property,” said Rajesh Pancholi, legal professional of Saif Ali Khan. A court docket live within the matter after the CEPI vesting order changed into a challenge inside the MP excessive courtroom through Khan.


Saif Ali Khan had replied to the CEPI notice, mentioning the merger settlement in 1949 between Union authorities and Nawab. He claimed his grandmother, Sajida Sultan, inherited Bhopal State’s houses, making the Pataudi circle of relatives inheritors of royal residences. “We are not in opposition to government vesting control of any proper enemy homes,” he added.

The actor moved MP’s excessive court docket after a vesting order of Feb 24, 2015, wherein EPI had on paper vested manage of around 131 residences as ‘enemy property’ belonging to Abida Sultan. Bhopal Nawab’s houses worth crores are largely managed by the Pataudi family throughout Bhopal, Raisen, and Shore. It includes around 1,600 acres of residential, network, and agricultural land well worth crores. Resources stated land records officers had traced land information from 1940 to the 2016 report, and Best One property, with the aid of the call Nani Ki Haveli in the walled city, has been traced to Abida Sultan.